Jon Ragnarsson

Jon Ragnarsson

Lives in Iceland Reykjavik, Iceland
Works as a Programmer
Has a website at http://jonr.light.is/
Joined on Apr 7, 1999
About me:

Gadgets:
Kodak Disc (lost)
Pentax ME Super (stolen)
Olympus OM-2 (given away)
Olympus OM-3
Canon Ixus
Canon Digital Ixus
Olympus E-100RS
Olympus E-1
Olympus E-3
Olympus E-P1

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On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Review preview (383 comments in total)
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Boss of Sony: Apart from video, I can't understand the 4/3 sensor thing, especially in a camera this size. Sony is making the same size cameras or smaller, with APS-C or full-frame sensors.

Yes. If only Olympus or Panasonic would make different cameras, so people could have choice in size...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2014 at 13:18 UTC
On Fujifilm announces X30 enthusiast compact camera article (43 comments in total)

I got excited for a moment, thought this was a new x system camera... :/

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 12:40 UTC as 4th comment
On Ricoh announces Pentax K-3 Prestige Edition article (165 comments in total)
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ThomasSwitzerland: Pentax is pure no-nonsense camera. When Ricoh/Pentax goes full-frame, I will jump on.

They already make one. It's called 645d

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2014 at 13:55 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (680 comments in total)

This is the kind of camera people should buy instead of Rebels with a kit lens (which then never leaves the camera for the rest of its lifetime)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 12:11 UTC as 148th comment | 1 reply
On Budget M43: Kodak Pixpro S-1 First Impressions Review article (137 comments in total)
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Mike FL: "Sony NEX-6 with 16-50mm" is $519 which is not a bad camera vs this $600 Kodak. For $519, you get:

- Larger sensor
- Build in EVF
- Build in flash
- the Name of Sony
- Cheaper
- (Wifi)

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-Compact-Interchangeable-Digital-16-50mm/dp/B0096W1OKS/ref=zg_bs_3109924011_1

never mind...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 12:57 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (597 comments in total)

Looks like a very nice camera, but not $1200 nice...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 13:32 UTC as 148th comment
On CP+ 2014: Selected highlights of the show article (33 comments in total)

Why doesn't Pentax make a mirrorless 645? That would be a truly unique camera and sure to make a few heads turn.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2014 at 15:30 UTC as 13th comment | 5 replies
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dinoSnake: "In Europe, DSLR sales are strong, especially among women. So maybe using a DSLR is a more of a status symbol for someone wanting to become a better photographer, compared to mirrorless."

No, really? America "Bigger is Better" attitude still exist? What a shocker!

As a person who lives in a huge city, and works extremely close to the tourist district, it is extraordinarily funny for me to see so many dSLR users out there...taking pictures by holding their cameras out in Live View and watching the rear LCD as they snap. They aren't even using the supposed dSLR's greatest advantage! They simply bought the name brand on the tin, received their peer acceptance and went blindly on their way.

If Nikon, Canon, Panasonic, Olympus and Samsung want mass market acceptance of their mirrorless products it would help if the mass market can actually GET their products. Here in America almost NO mass market retailer have mirrorless cameras on retail display - FAILURE!

It's strange isn't? The "Big boys are using Canon and Nikon on the Olympics, I should buy the same". Then buys the Canon SL1 and never ever removes the 18-55mm kit lens.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2014 at 13:45 UTC
On CP+ 2014: Hands-on with Sigma DP2 Quattro article (249 comments in total)
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diolus: Here is a video..

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wOLfIJgSjRk

Ah, now I get it! It's for selfies, you hold it in your left hand! :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 15:36 UTC
On CP+ 2014: Hands-on with Sigma DP2 Quattro article (249 comments in total)

I wonder if the is the same lens design as the Sigma 30mm f2.8 lens for NEX. Still no good photos of people holding this thing...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 15:34 UTC as 45th comment | 1 reply
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NZ Scott: NO!

No filter thread on the new 7-14 ...

That means I can't buy it. I'll have to get a 9-18 instead, which doesn't go wide enough for me.

Sony's NEX system has an ultrawide starting at 15mm (ff equivalent) that takes filters and only weighs a couple of hundred grams.

Why can't Oly/Panny do the same?

Is there any ultrawide lens that takes filters? The Nikon 14-24mm or the canon 14mm don't. Maybe some 10mm lens for Nikon? It seems like 16mm (for FF) is the lower limit for filters.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 15:51 UTC

I think I'll pass judgement until I see photos and at least somebody holding it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2014 at 10:53 UTC as 55th comment | 1 reply
On Sony a7R teardown! Roger Cicala gets his hands dirty article (135 comments in total)
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kadardr: The most important takeaway for me is that mirrorless cameras are cheaper to manufacture then the mirrored ones. After the public majority will think that mirrorless is the way to go, the prices will come down substantially (effects of volume and depreciation of development and PR investment costs.) On the other side DSLR manufacturers will start to perceive their profits eroding as their prices are going down gradually to keep up. When volume cannot compensate the erosion, well then CANON/NIKON will launch their serious mirrorless lines.

And even more so, when we will have electronic shutters. Then the only objects that move and require skillful assembly are the IS, focus and irises in the lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2014 at 11:35 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)

The design reminds me of this legend:
http://www3.pcmag.com/media/images/317023-pentax-lx.jpg

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 12:02 UTC as 234th comment | 1 reply
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 First Impressions Review preview (618 comments in total)
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108: Seems to provide more space right of the backscreen for thumbrest and buttons than the EM5, which is a good thing. Hump is better designed. But at this price one can find one year old EM5's on second hand market.

It's a nice addition to the OM-D family (Why the hell didn't Olympus name them OM-Ex?) but I feel that the price difference between it and the E-M5 is too little. I would definetly still buy the E-M5 for the weather sealing and 5-axis IS. (Those play/Fn1 buttons though...)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 11:47 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)
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Rod McD: I've yet to see an XT1 in the hand or any image output, but on the design and specs, it's very easy to like. It really looks like they've got a lot right. And the sealing is a big plus for me. Nice camera.

I can't help but notice that the weight is creeping up. The XE1/2 are 350gms with inbuilt flash. The X Pro 1 is 450gms. The XT1 is 440gms without flash and body plus external flash is probably over 500gms....... getting into light APSC DSLR territory.

I have a suspicion that the next X camera will be an ultra compact, perhaps even with a collapsible lens, just to show that these cameras can really be compact.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 09:08 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)
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alireza: it is a beautiful camera but for people like me who have several lenses and invested on SLR system what advantage this camera can give us compare to Nikon D3300 for example. as I see, the size is not much smaller and price is twice.
If I buy a D3300 I can use all of my lens and flashes and enjoy the small size that always was an issue with carrying big SLRs and main reason for moving to mirror-less. if mirrorless is as big as SLR I prefer to spend lees money.

Thankfully, there are models that are smaller and cheaper than the X-T1. Like the Olympus E-PM2 and E-PL5, which share a similar sensor as the E-M1/M5.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 09:06 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)
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Kevin Sutton: Anyone apart from me think this camera looks rather ugly? That faux-pentaprism is not very pretty, unlike the E-M1 version that harks back to the OM-2, which was a truly pretty camera. Cheers Kevin

Well, I said the same thing when the Olympus E-M5 came out. I preferred the "box" design. But I have to admit, it grows on me, and now I just don't care. It is probably the optimal solution for a EVF with a display and assorted lenses to give a large view.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 09:04 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)
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Viramati: impressive. If only it was FF I would leap on it

Why? "FF" isn't some unicorn magical sensor size. The difference between "full frame" and even the smallish 4/3 sensors is less than people think. Personally, I would like to see a S2-sized or bigger sensor in a system camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 09:01 UTC

Is it really impossible to design a camera with a sideways battery slot? Like the X-E (and many other cameras) have no slots or openings on the right side, why not put the battery slot there and free the bottom completely?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2014 at 15:31 UTC as 8th comment
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